Morning guys! Today will be a quick and easy DIY. I’m going to be showing you how to make SFX (special effects) skin. This is a wax that makeup artists use to create wounds. It is normally around $25 for 8oz, but you can make your own at home for just a few cents. This is a great idea if you’re just getting into SFX and don’t want to dish out the money, or if you are doing a lot of projects and don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on wax, not even considering the blood and cream paints that are usually included in a huge project. It will save you a good portion, so you can splurge on that new Skin Illustrator palette you’ve been dying for.
You will only need three ingredients:
•Vaseline, any brand will work.
•flour or corn starch. I prefer corn starch, but flour is even cheaper.
•foundation that matches your models skin tone. You can make this in multiple small batches, so you can use different foundation for different models. Alternatively, you can make a bulk “light” and a bulk “dark” wax that you can later match when you cover your wounds with foundation.
Here is my batch using 1tbsp Vaseline and 2tbsp cornstarch
You can really do anything with this stuff. Last night just messing around I did these scratches:
Let me know what you guys make! Do you like this series? Would you like more SFX tips?
Have a bloody good day.